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Matt D. Knudson

I am a research computer scientist with the Robust Software Engineering group within the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center.

My research interests are in intelligent and distributed control systems for autonomous vehicles and other complex systems. Currently my research is in the integration of UAS in the NAS, both from a certification perspective as well as advanced control systems for stable, safe, and efficient integration. I also investigate state-of-the-art autopilot software to begin to address the verification of advanced autopilot systems.

Representative Publications

  • Neha Rungta and Matt Knudson. Verification of function approximations. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. American Institute of Aeronau- tics and Astronautics, 2013.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Policy transfer in mobile robots us- ing neuro-evolutionary navigation. In Proceedings of the fourteenth inter- national conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, pages 1411--1412. ACM, 2012.
  • Kagan Tumer and Matt Knudson. Efficient state spaces and policy transfer for robot navigation. In Advanced Robotics. iConcept Press, 2012.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Dynamic partnership formation for multi-rover coordination. Advances in Complex Systems, 16(1), 2012.
  • Christian Roth, Matt Knudson, and Kagan Tumer. Agent fitness functions for evolving coordinated sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, pages 275--282. ACM, 2011.
  • Peter Vrancx, Matthew Knudson, and Marek Grzes. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on adaptive and learning agents. 2011.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Adaptive navigation for autonomous robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 59(6), 2011.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Coevolution of heterogeneous multi- robot teams. In Proceedings of the 12th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, pages 127--134. ACM, 2010.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Robot coordination with ad-hoc team formation. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Au- tonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: Volume 1, pages 1441-- 1442. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2010.
  • Matthew D Knudson. Navigation and coordination of autonomous mobile robots with limited resources. PhD thesis, Oregon State University, 2009.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Coordinating autonomous robots for exploration in dynamic environments. In Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE), pages 587--594, 2008.
  • Jaime Junell, Matt Knudson, and Kagan Tumer. Optimization of sensor/neuro-controller pairings for effective navigation. In Intelligent En- gineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks, 2008.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Towards coordinating autonomous robots for exploration in dynamic environments. Proceedings of the Con- ference on Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering, pages 587--594, 2008.
  • Matt Knudson and Kagan Tumer. Neuro-evolutionary navigation for resource-limited mobile robots. Intelligent Engineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks, pages 27--34, 2008.

Contact


Research Computer Scientist
Intelligent Systems Division
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 269-2
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Phone: 650-604-5022
Fax: 650-604-4036
Email:matt.knudson at nasa.gov